Senator Responds To Bill That Would ALLOW Bullying

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 5 years ago

Sen. Whitmer objects to the gutting of an anti-bullying bill by inserts that allow bullying for religious/moral reasons.
There are 56 comments:
Male 98
This bill has made a mockery of efforts to prevent bullying by giving bullies a big fat loophole in which to do their deeds. As long as they can find a loophole in some religious claim.
Yes indeed, Gretchen Whitmer rocks! Time to bully all the Rs in the Michigan Senate!
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Male 10,845
Oh Gerry you`re incorrigible.

Hey everyone look at Gerry being so cute trying to troll me.
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Male 37,888

Gretchen Whitmer for President


@ Cajun
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Male 303
@chance13
right on.
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Male 303
An anti-bullying bill shouldn`t exist at all! There are somethings that should not be regulated.
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Male 2
There`s already laws covering physical violence. An anti-bullying law based around speech will be too open to loopholes. And a law based on bullying from children is only treating a symptom of a greater problem.

Children will simply mimic the behaviors of adults. If society as a whole accepts LGBT people, their children will follow suit. It`s not likely to be something we can change within a generation; look at the civil rights movements for women and black americans. There are laws for harassment in place already. A law like this does not simply remove all instances of the problem it intends to fix, but rather molds it over time. If this senate (and judging by the other youtube videos in response to this bill, republicans) wish to fix this problem, LGBTs need equal rights in all parts of society. Then we, as a society, wait generations for it (being gay/black/a woman) to become mostly acceptable.
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Male 10,845
@CrakrJak

Unfortunate as it is, we can`t catch`em all.
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Male 10,845
@Gerry

Is that the best you can do?
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Female 41
patchgrabber: EXACTLY!
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Male 5,811
Translation: Religious people can bully gay kids because it`s "immoral"?
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Male 249
I dunno about bullying, but she`s hawt
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Female 9,402
I`ve been bullied practically my entire school life. I highly doubt that religion and/or moral reasons was why I got bullied.
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Male 37,888

Cajun247 -[quote] " 1st Amendment does not give you the right to pester others" [/quote]

@ Cajun - poke poke poke

sue me
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Male 17,512
Cajun: Please tell that to the postmaster general that keeps allowing junk mail to be sent in my mailbox.

Not to mention the paparazzi that pester celebs, or the way anonymous plans to pester judge Adams.
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Male 10,845
@CrakrJak

Could be the caption is taking the bill out of context, nonetheless 1st Amendment does not give you the right to pester others.
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Female 254
im a girl... i was bullied... and by bullied i mean all through gradeschool and middle school while i would sit at my desk, the girls would grab me by my hair and slam my head into the desk while one held me down and the other punched me. they would meet met after school and corner me in just so they could "jump me" on a regular basis. their reason for doing all of this? because my clothes werent as nice as theirs and that my hair wasnt as nice as theirs. all they did was call me ugly all through school. i weighed next to nothing and didnt think i would have to defend myself in school because i didnt have nice clothes. bullying is a disgusting display of human expression. the pecking order? really? what the hell happened to "why cant we just all get along and work together?"
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Male 1,216
I agree that bullying might be good for a person, but there is a difference between getting bullied by one guy, and getting bullied by the entire class.

When the entire class bullies someone, something needs to be done.

And on top of that, they need to invest more in psychological therapy for children and getting people to admit their problems.
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Male 219
We all had to deal with bullying, it taught us to stand up for ourselves, or we became rag-dolls. Unfortunately, the lock-down on bullying, the no-child-left-behind policy, and political correctness has left us with a nation of wet-noodle children. I fear for our future.
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Male 13
The whole purpose of bullying is to establish the pecking order. People who are against an anti-bullying law have some kind of stake in that pecking order, i.e., they are somewhere near the top, and they like it that way. That`s why religious people want to have their exception - they want their religion to stay at, or get to, the top of the pecking order. It`s that simple. The rest is smoke and mirrors.
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Male 1,237
@CrackrJak did you miss the point or did I? I thought someone`s speech (bullies with a "moral/religious reason") was being LEGALISED with this bill not made illegal..

Anyway I have no idea how this poo gets passed.. c*nts are still running the world

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Male 2,586
I think bullying should be allowed. It builds character and instigates a `playground natural selection`. I was bullied and to be honest, I now respect that kid that bullied me as it taught me the way of the playground, what to wear, how to behave and how to stand up for myself.

Bullying teaches you perhaps the most useful thing school ever contributes to your life - independence. Because without it, you`ll just plod along and not get anywhere, with it, it provides a challenge and while some people rise to is, others will fall.

And to all those people saying that bullying causes distress and suicides (which it does), better ten year old kids tell you you have a problem so you can sort it out early and/ or grow to accept it, than to be told by the girl you love at 25 and be heartbroken.

"Thomas Wayne: And why do we fall, Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves up"
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Male 50
Wow a senator with a concience! this isn`t the order of things!
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Male 321
@trig45: I think your butt needs to be peed in
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Male 73
they should make a law that makes it legal to bully someone solely based on stupid poo they say.
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Male 17,512
You will never stop bullying with any law, did handgun laws stop armed robberies ?, No they haven`t.

All this does is criminalize someone`s speech, and that will not pass muster against our 1st amendment rights.
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Male 97
Senator Gretchen Whitmer for President!!!
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Male 2,422
Just the party of family values doing what it does best. Legitimizing bigotry and hate.
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Male 14,774
@tleking536 If he`s going to get suspended for a block, you should have told him to have suckered the bully with a chair over the head.

@Kain1 Indeed, while they cannot actually stone or stab a Christian for insulting the prophet, dancing/singing, for girls attending school, for blasphemy against Islam, or refusing to convert (all moral/religious issues), one or a gang of Muslims may now legally terrorise your child and bully him into self-harm. I`m not saying many Muslims would do so, but it`s now legal for them to do so, so when your child comes home in tears begging you to convert, you`ll know which party to thank.
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Male 213
Well the reverse holds true also. Atheists and gay people can bully the bullies, because they have strong moral convictions that they should.
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Female 155
What the hell? Being a gay child or teenager is tough enough with your peers against you, but now the law? That if someones backward hick parent thinks gays are the devil, your lifestyle is open to free ridicule? Protecting homophobes, amazing.
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Male 10,440
WTF? What kind of garbage leadership must you have even to allow such a law to be considered?

I could single handedly rule over your pathetic land more effectively than all congressmen put together.

*sigh* excuse me. I reacted emotionally there. But hey, prove me wrong.
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Female 6
so if someone bullies a gay person n the gay person kills himself cause of it but the bully says but the bible blah blah blah, it`s OK? that is drating horse poo drat YOU Michigan drat you all up the ass with a spiked dildo.....
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Male 1,239
tleking I have been in fights while in middle and high school where I didn`t even block and still got suspended. Their policy is if you are in a fight in any way your out. It`s silly and it`s only so they don`t have to take on the responsibility of sorting the mess to find out who was really behind it.
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Male 1,610
@boloslov - my high moral standards tell me I should come lend you a hand.
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Male 69
My son last weekend told me he wanted to die because of a bully. It was mostly his emotion running away from him. I told him to use his karate to defend himself and he got suspended for blocking a punch.
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Male 525
Gerry1of1:

lol, u mad bro?
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Male 33
My God said we should bully all the politicians in the Michigan senate.. according to their logic it`s OK.
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Female 8
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Male 1,365
What do you expect from the state with the highest unemployment rate ,highest foreclosure rate, highest teen pregnancy rate, highest infant mortality rate. That state is f#cking cess pool and the government is as corrupt as a third world border town. It`s sad that a good politician has been beaten by a bunch of red neck plantation owners. Sad.
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Female 4,225
Wait, so what will the government say if- and i`m not saying it will happen, and i doubt it will-a bunch of Muslim kids or Jewish kids gang up on a Christian kid? just saying. I really hope something gets done about this bill.

I`d really like to see something to come up that completely questions the legality of this bill.
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Male 1,204
Kudos to her for standing up to the insanity of this law. It`s OK if it`s for moral or religious reasons? Aren`t those the reasons most people get bullied in the first place? Idiocracy came early, methinks.
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Male 37,888

I am going to bully the next person to use that goddam
"I don`t want to live on this planet anymore"
thing! It`s more overdone than nyan-cat and troll-face combined.

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Male 7,585
So they passed a law that was supposed to protect kids from being bullied, but it turns out that it really protects the bullies. Thats f*cked up.
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Male 37,888

Anti-gay sentament as always been defended this way. It`s not bigotry or prejudice...it`s a higher moral choice.

As for anti-bully laws...assualt is already illegal. Those PC documents do nothing.
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Male 3,894
I`m so ashamed of my state. This better not pass.
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Male 68
Sorry, I already thought that assault was against the law....we dont need more laws, we need to actually enforce current law.
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Male 157
Only in America!
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Male 10,845

"You get the government you deserve"
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Male 2,737
The hell with that bill. Just call the A-team or the Equalizer!
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Male 240
I would take her much more seriously if her accent wasn`t so damn hilarious
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Male 1,471
Wait, what ??.. is this for real ???... It really says in the anti-bullying law, that it`s okay to bully, if the bullying victim is/does something that`s against the bully`s moral/religious convictions ???.. isn`t nearly everything against someone`s moral/religious convictions ??

if this is true, america has done the impossible.. it has hit a new low..
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Female 4,225
Wait, thbis isn`t the onion? Good god..


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Male 28
Wow did you guys see the SIZE of the goverment kitchen! There table is HUGE! and the man of the house gets to sit on this HUGE CHAIR! someone needs to put that hoe in her place she`s obviously talking out of turn at the table.
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Male 95
Yay! The Republican/Christian Reich is slowly, but surely, destroying this country! Who needs terrorists when we have self-righteous, zealous politicians?
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Male 28
Wow did you guys see the SIZE of the goverment kitchen! There table is HUGE! and the man of the house gets to sit on this HUGE CHAIR! someone needs to put that hoe in her place she`s obviously talking out of turn at the table.
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Female 8,044
Link: Senator Responds To Bill That Would ALLOW Bullying [Rate Link] - Sen. Whitmer objects to the gutting of an anti-bullying bill by inserts that allow bullying for religious/moral reasons.
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